Thursday, April 16, 2009

T.E.A. Anyone?

Driving through Branson Missouri yesterday, on April 15th, with my daughter, my 3 year old granddaughter, and the other mother in law (which is a good friend of mine), we witnessed hundreds of people who had proudly committed their day to peaceful protest against Obama's tax plan by joining the T.E.A. Party (Taxed Enough Already Party).

Some of the protesters were waving comical signs that literally caused us to laugh out loud, others held signs that gave reason for a deep sobering concern for what is currently happening in our country. Other folks simply stood proudly waving the United States Flag in honor of our loved ones who have and are still serving in the military to protect our rights, the freedom, and future of this great country.

One man in particular stood in the median passing out small 4x7 inch U.S. Flags which I gave to my 3 year old granddaughter for her to wave from her car seat. She did. In fact it was one of the highlights of her day. She waved it proudly, clear up until the moment she lost it out the window. Indeed a memory she will never forget. Nor will I.

Beneath the innocence of her youth, I could not help but look at her and realize that it is her generation that will bear the weight of our current financial demise. It is her generation whose future is at stake.

Truth is, I am not alone. Nor are the folks in Branson, Missouri. Their actions echoed numerous tax payers all over the U.S. who are tired, no, let me rephrase that, exhausted of higher taxes being the source of relief and survival. You can read about some of the comments made by participants of this weeks T.E.A. Party assemblies here.

But - none the less...Obama is the one in the spotlight now.

So tell me honestly, did people really think Obama and his selected administration would take any other approach to fixing the financial troubles than taxing people to the third degree, or should I say third generation?

What is your opinion?